Fender Bassman 5E6 Narrow Panel 40-Watt 4x10" Guitar Combo 1955

Fender Bassman 5E6 Narrow Panel 40-Watt 4x10" Guitar Combo 1955

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Overview

While the original Bassman combo of 1952 was intended to accompany Fender's new electronic basses, it didn't take long for rock and blues guitarist to embrace the raw tube power of the line. In 1954, the Bassman was upgraded from a 1x15 to a 4x10-inch combo. The early era of Fender Bassman amps laid the groundwork for virtually all rock combos to follow, so much so that it was the 4x10 Bassman that inspired the very first Marshall-branded amp in 1962. Like most early guitar amp combos, the value of Fender Bassman amps is extremely susceptible to condition. Very few all-original early Bassman amps remain intact giving the delicacy of some components like the Tweed covering.  

Years of Production: 1952 - 1971

Electronics: 40-watts, bright input, normal input, 2 x 2AY7 pre-amp tubes, 2 x 6L6G power-tubes, 2 x 5U4GA rectifier tubes

Controls: Volume, EQ, Presence, Volume Bright, Volume Normal

Notable Players: David Gilmour, Brian Setzer 

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Bassman 5E6 Narrow Panel 40-Watt 4x10" Guitar Combo
Finish
  • Tweed
Year
  • 1955
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Color Family
  • Yellow
Electronics
  • Tube
Model Family
  • Fender Bassman
Model Sub-Family
  • Fender Bassman Amp
Product Family
Reverb
  • None
Series
  • Fender Vintage Tweed Amps
Speaker Configuration
  • 4x10"

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